The Smith Rapids Covered Bridge is no more than 6-7 miles from my house, and it's beautiful. For now, every one of you will just have to take my word for it because, for some reason, I cannot load any pictures while online or off. In fact, I have not been able to stay on here at all lately, before , out of the blue, everything goes blank and I have to manually operate this danged thing. I think it's time for a new PC. I love my Dell but it may be getting on the obsolete side already.
So, my friends, until I have the time to get at this, I'm afraid there will be stories without pictures, you know, like reading a book without illustrations or great photography. I don't know about you, but it happens to be my favorite way to read a book or a story. It leaves a lot to our imagination. There are no disappointments when we can make things up along the way.
Jack Darnell gave us several of his books to get lost in. Bill has had his nose in one of them ever since. Andy, our son, says, " I don't think I ever saw Dad read a book before. " I told him that he used to read all the time when we were campers, but since, has not had the time or interest beyond skimming a hunting magazine once in awhile. Jack struck a genuine friendship with Bill and I think it may have something to do with his wanting to know all he can about his new friend.
Another reason has to do with the fact that he is loosing his sight and nothing seems to be working to correct it. Ever since his vision is failing so much, he has been reading everything he can get his hands on. I will tell you one thing, if he does loose the rest of his sight, I will be reading to him as long as I can.
That's it for now folks. I still can't get a picture loaded, and I have another picking of green beans and broccoli to put in the freezer and jars.
I promise to post the Smith Rapids Covered Bridge as soon as I can. I also promise that you will love what you see.
A note to Jack and Sherry: I promise that the next time you come, we WILL go see the covered bridge.